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  1. Not on my car, but serviced for my mate's nice Legacy RS RA rally car over the weekend, very cool car, and very quick! With the classic clubsub sticker of course
    4 points
  2. We had a bug in April @preim fixe0r3d it (log filling up database) minor downtime (a day if anyone missed it thats why)
    4 points
  3. yeah they cover some mods, the ones that aren't covered. like exhausts, wheels, suspension are wear items so they allow them in a lot of cases. I get one for minimum 6 months and thrash the car, if it survives then not much lost. if it dies you save s*** loads. Also its a good way to prevent wasting money on more mods. the waiting until it expires gives you time to save and plan. I've had two major claims both in the thousands covered. So I've done well from them. My STi has a new gearbox, my Evo had the rear active diff replaced under warranty.
    3 points
  4. IMO not worth. too restrictive with modifications and you have to generally visit more expensive places for proof of servicing as a requirement of meeting your end of the insurance. also like Joker mentioned, heard from many others who have had it about same issue of certain things being considered as multiple jobs and therefore requiring multiple excess. They also seem to have a cap of how much they will pay out per claim / overall.. would just save the money for proper maintenance especially given the prices for most subaru parts are not very expensive should it come to that.
    3 points
  5. I've never owned a 4th gen but have driven a few. 5th gen definitely feel heavier and seem more comfort than sport orientated. More space inside, with much more legroom for the rear passengers. My 3.6R has over 230,000km now with no major faults in my ownership *touch wood*. That being said, they're a great car for the money; comfortable, great factory audio, well optioned. And they can still be driven in a spirited manner, just opt for grippy tires and "sporty" brake pads.
    3 points
  6. extremely unlikely to be too restrictive.
    2 points
  7. Seeing how cheap they're these days, both 4th and 5th gen - you get a lot of a car for the money. 5th gen are more squarish inside and you get way more room/headroom especially for the rear passengers. Aim for a S Pack (Spec B for NZ new ones). Jap spec sheets are all over the place - leather is rare, so are sunroofs. Cruise/steering wheel controls, comfort access, Mcintosh sounds ok but unless it is a nz new one everything will be in japanese. NZ navigation is outdated and useless. NZ new Spec B have majority of that ticked off but lack alloy control arms and folding m
    2 points
  8. with classic cover, very cheap. haven't had to make a claim though and that's the important part after all but fingers crossed i wont have to find out..
    2 points
  9. Yes, exactly that, literally without removing the car from the dyno. Ran the car up and it made like... 236 or something, tuner was like "I suspect your exhaust", unbolted it at the mid-pipe and did a pull and it made 250-something.
    1 point
  10. I'm gonna be a pest and say it's probably too restrictive for 250wkw, from memory those Genomes aren't big mufflers, like.... 2.25" or something. I had a 2.5" Zerosports on mine and it became a limitation over about 230wkw.
    1 point
  11. For a road car I would just put it on and forget. If you will be going to the track, a dyno check is probably a good idea... won't need a tune I bet, just a safe check... shouldn't cost much more than the dyno bolt up cost.
    1 point
  12. Figured I should start a proper thread on this for entertainment/Education. So Background, I have competed in a few different motorsports and currently loving the Lemons (Now Nazcar) series. I've got my own team and Car we Race in it, But knowing how amazing it is I wanted to get friends involved and the Perfect car popped up for it. As I'm sure you guessed its a GF wagon, Factory Manual, AWD 1.5L Engine. Interior is in amazing condition while the exterior is what you expect, Also someone threw a rock through the rear window so thats on the Parts replacment list It was used as a paddoc
    1 point
  13. Yeah true. I’ll clean up the whole area and keep an eye on it. thanks for your help!
    1 point
  14. Haha thanks @Joker, “normal” is semi-reasuring 😁 Tonight I’ve removed the PCV valve and it’s pretty gunky and barely rattling. So I’m thinking I’ll replace that and the whole hose assembly - PN 11815AB213. Any idea about the other side of the block and the sender looking thing?
    1 point
  15. Hey guys is anyone thinking of going up to street fighters this year?
    1 point
  16. Old- Carpark Owhiro Bay New- Hint bright home
    1 point
  17. It's just an open track day for Mitsubishi & Subaru's up at Taupo. https://choiceevents.co.nz/product/street-fighters-2020/ - Link is from last years event but same thing for this year
    1 point
  18. Tried a whole lot of them, the no-name stuff is a waste of time, goes to s*** inside 12 months, flakes to bits and falls off. The best of what I've tried is the Lava Rock stuff from Pro Wholesale, goes on nice, doesn't make you itch quite as much as all the straight fibreglass ones, and seems to have lasted at least somewhat well. But the true best is OEM heatshields.
    1 point
  19. Back in 'my day' (2003 I bough the GTB) I was sold Protecta used it a few times 'fun one' was the leacking rocker over gaskets, they wanted (and got) an excess for both sides.... as in it was classed as two different jobs LOL / not lol
    1 point
  20. Straight to the point: No CEL on just vehicle running very rough especially at idle it would nearly die. Cold or hot just ran like crap. When driving at higher revs it was nearly impossible to notice anything wrong. Read on and you will see why. Scanned the ECU using Launch scanner and nothing. Read on here about these stupid AVCS Filters located in the Bango bolt oil feeds to the Left and Right Bank AVCS solenoids. Very simple to reach each bango bolt from above (17mm socket) and check the filters. The right one had begun falling apart but the left one was munted.Then removed the left AV
    1 point
  21. fyi : lowkey added Inked to the reps section > and updated his username
    1 point
  22. Bump Still looking for someone
    1 point
  23. So I skipped the 4th gen legacy so can't compare to that sorry but have now done almost 40,000km on my 2010 LGT with the 5 speed auto. Mine came on STI springs so sits a bit lower than the rest, but otherwise they are pretty heavy and like to go straight. With some bracing and some good tires they will go around corners ok but I felt my 2000 LGT was lighter and easier to drive the twisty roads. As for fuel consumption, Open road I get 9L/100km round town i get 12l/100km. I have had no issues on with the car so far apart from normal wear and tear. need to replace
    1 point
  24. I have spoken with Diesel and turbo in wellington and just found out some further information. IHI build a VF48 Performance which has a larger billet compressor wheel compared to the standard VF48. It is similar size to the VF22 possibly bigger. But it is a journal bearing turbo. So that could be another option for a late model factory turbo. https://www.ihi.co.jp/itsj/en/products/high_performance/vf48/ https://www.full-race.com/store/subaru/gr-wrx-sti-lgt-2008-2017/gr-wrx-sti-ej25-recommended-turbos/ihi-performance-vf48-high-flow-turbo-upgrade-for-04-19-sti-and-04-07-w
    1 point
  25. I'm ‘almost’ completely certain that isn't what is meant by that, it's the comp and turbine wheel sizes. 53mm comp inducer and 53mm turbine exducer. He had a post on insta a while back where he was putting a 5252 into a VF44 from a Legacy which he was super confident would be good for 250wkw which have smaller comp covers but the small TS turbine housing so a 5353 should easily do a bit north of 250wkw based on what he thinks
    1 point
  26. Yer I am kind of torn between staying with VF22 as i know it is old technology but it is kind of relevant to the era of the old GC8 Ra's. That old school turbo feel. And I should be able to get one at not a bad price. It works for what I want out of the car and I have enjoyed the current VF22 so far. But then I also like the idea of a late model bolt on turbo, but I am not looking to make huge power so that raises the question of staying with a later model VF or going to something like a smaller GCG or blouch. If not the VF22. out of interest what would you recommend f
    1 point
  27. Can someone please sticky this as i know its pretty handy The SPDA - Transmission Chart
    1 point
  28. Morning Team, Finally crawled under the GF wagon and did see the rears were drum discs, What are the Brake upgrades available on the GF's I'm assuming the STi stuff would be worth a fair bit, but how much effort would it be for me to throw on WRX front and rears? Anyone done this before?
    0 points
  29. I forgot the old "remove your valuables, or someone else will" saying. I'm usually really good at putting my radar detector away... clearly not on this occasion as it was enough for an opportunist to do this:
    0 points


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